Say goodbye to shopping in your PJs, night gowns or even barefoot as British grocery store chain giant Tesco enforces a dress code.

Tesco might be one of the first grocery store in the world to start a dress code. The dress code states – footwear must be worn at all times and no nightwear is permitted. If you don’t follow it, you will be kindly escorted out of the store by a security guard.

A store spokesman said: ‘We do not have a strict dress code but we don’t want people shopping in their nightwear in case it offends other customers.

‘We’re not a nightclub with a strict dress code, and jeans and trainers are of course more than welcome.

‘We do, however, request that customers do not shop in their PJs or nightgowns.

‘This is to avoid causing offence or embarrassment.’

The spokesman said they were ‘unaware’ of any other Tesco store in the UK putting up similar signs to ban nightwear.Source:

Mother-of-two Elaine Carmody was escorted out of Tesco for wearing PJs

TESCO Grocery Store enforces dress code: No PJs and No barefoot

Mother-of-two Elaine Carmody, 24, was one of the first yesterday to be marched out of Tesco by a security guard for wearing her pyjamas in store.
She said: ‘I just don’t understand it. I go in other shops in my pyjamas and they don’t say anything.
‘You used to always be allowed in Tescos. But not now, it is ridiculous and stupid. I’ve got lovely pairs of pyjamas, with bears and penguins on them. I’ve worn my best ones today, just so I look tidy.’
Ms Carmody was told to abandon her trolley in the aisle and leave the store. She was escorted off the premises by a security guard.
‘I walked in with my trolley and the security guard came over and told me to leave,’ said she said.
‘He said it offends people. But I’ve never seen anyone offended.’
Ms Carmody admitted she is often still in pyjamas in the morning after sorting out her children for nursery.
She said: ‘It is just when I’m in a rush or busy with the kids. I haven’t got time to get myself all dolled up.
‘I would usually put a coat or something over the top and it’s not like I’m flashing the flesh or anything.
‘I was going be buying about £100 worth of stuff in here today and they’ve made me leave my trolley in the aisle.
‘So they’ve lost out. It’s ridiculous, really pathetic. They should be happy because you’re going in spending all that money.
‘You see loads of people going in wearing jogging bottoms, what’s the difference?’Source:

My views –
  • Tesco seems to have gone too snobbish!
  • In these financial times when everyone is offering deals, Tesco seems to be creating a bad rep and driving customers away.
  • I can understand coming in nude or wearing a bikini or bikini top being a problem but PJs?
  • It is just a grocery store!!!